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    Academic Freedom in Singapore and Around the World

    Academic Freedom in Singapore and Around the World

    In this episode, Alicja Polakiewicz from the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin (gppi.net) discusses what the cancellation of a class at a University in Singapore tells us about the state of academic freedom and what it means for academia around the world.
    You can read Alicja’s article on the situation in Singapore here.
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    This episode was recorded on November 1, 2019.
    Photo by Ross Sneddon.

    • 26 min
    The Moment of Hope in Syria’s Revolution

    The Moment of Hope in Syria’s Revolution

    The Policy Corner Podcast Series is back – this time a little different. We’re bringing you the story of Mulham Hendawy, a journalist from Aleppo, Syria. He is taking us onto the streets of Aleppo, and tells us the story of how the Syrian revolution began for him and how it all played out.
    Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes and leave us a rating. You can follow @PolicyCorner and @FelixSaysHey on Twitter.
    Image by Oxfam International

    • 29 min
    Keeping up with China’s Clean Energy Revolution

    Keeping up with China’s Clean Energy Revolution

    Great to have you back for episode 9 of our policycorner.org podcast series! Our guest today is Jill van de Walle and she discusses China’s newfound ambitions in the renewable energy sector. She also explains what this means for the European Union and the global fight against climate change. With China projecting dominance in many policy areas, does the future of energy lie within China, too?
    Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes and leave us a rating. You can follow @PolicyCorner and @FelixSaysHey on Twitter.
    This epsiode was recorded on May 11, 2018.
    Picture by Land Rover Our Planet (CC BY-ND 2.0)

    • 27 min
    Getting Your Own House In Order

    Getting Your Own House In Order

    In episode 8 of our policycorner.org podcast series Serafine Dinkel discusses her article “Getting Your Own House In Order“. We discuss the issue of sexual exploitation and abuse in humanitarian contexts, especially in light of recent scandals involving employees of Oxfam and the United Nations. We discuss the difficulties of handling these challenges, the insufficient measures that have been taken so far, and some basic steps that humanitarian and development organizations could take, to prevent sexual abuse on their watch.
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    This episode was recorded March 29, 2018.
    Picture by EU/ECHO/Edward Echwalu (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

    • 18 min
    Anthropoeconomics Full Panel Discussion

    Anthropoeconomics Full Panel Discussion

    Listen to the full panel discussion from our event on Anthropoeconomics. An interdisciplinary panel discusses inequality from a variety of perspectives and sheds light on future challenges and possible solutions.
    The panel includes:
    – George Bauer, 1st winner of the Essay Competition on Rethinking Economic Policy (Title of the Essay: “Back to the Future – Populism and Spatial Inequality”)
    – Anna Cavazzini, Advisor for Sustainable Development Goals at Bread for the World
    – Tyson Barker, Aspen Institute Germany, Program Director Digital Program
    – Prof. Rajshri Jayaraman, PhD, Associate Professor of Economics and Faculty Lead, European School of Management and Technology Berlin
    – Prof. Dr. Philipp Lepenies, Head of the Environmental Policy Research Center FFU and Visiting Professor for Comparative Politics, Freie Universität Berlin
    If you like this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes and leave us a rating.
    The event took place on February 15, 2018 at Freie Universität Berlin.
     
    Picture by Anthony Quintano (CC BY 2.0)

    • 1h 27 min
    Fossil Fuels: The Case For Ending Producer Subsidies

    Fossil Fuels: The Case For Ending Producer Subsidies

    Welcome to episode 7 of our policycorner.org podcast series. Our guest in this episode is Tim Pfefferle, one of the winners of our writing competition on new economic thinking. We discuss his article on fossil fuels and producer subsidies, their detrimental impact on climate change and global climate governance as well as possible ways out of this quagmire. We also talk about the European Investment Bank and their largest investment in the energy sector ever – €1.5 billion for a gas pipeline.
    If you like this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes and leave us a rating.
    This episode was recorded on 16 February, 2018.
    References
    Climate Action Tracker
    http://climateactiontracker.org/countries.html
    UNEP Emissions Gap Report
    https://www.unenvironment.org/resources/emissions-gap-report
    Exploring the role of phase-out policies for low-carbon energy transitions: The case of the German Energiewende
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214629617303316
    Death and Environmental Taxes: Why Market Environmentalism Fails in Liberal Market Economies
    https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/GLEP_a_00336?journalCode=glep
    Effect of Subsidies to Fossil Fuel Companies on United States Crude Oil Production
    https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-017-0009-8
    Empty Promises: G20 Subsidies to Oil, Gas and Coal Production
    https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/9957.pdf
    Zombie Energy: Climate Benefits of Ending Subsidies to Fossil Fuel Production
    http://www.iisd.org/library/zombie-energy-climate-benefits-ending-subsidies-fossil-fuel-production
    Development Incentives for Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform
    https://www.pik-potsdam.de/members/edenh/publications-1/Jakobetal_fossilfuelsubsidies_2015_nclimate2679.pdf
    Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math
    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719
    The Divestment Movement: A Climate Policy Game Changer?
    https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/the-divestment-movement-a-climate-policy-game-changer
    Why 2018 is the year that divestment is finally going mainstream
    https://medium.com/thebeammagazine/why-is-2018-the-year-that-divestment-is-finally-going-mainstream-39b90960655b
    OECD Fossil Fuel Support Data
    http://www.oecd.org/site/tadffss/data/(database available via “data” links)

    • 44 min

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